School of Applied Social Science

Three Full-Time PhD Studentships:

University of Stirling

To critically examine the impact of Scotland’s framework for children’s services upon the wellbeing of children in Scotland

This is a unique opportunity to apply for one of three full-time, PhD Studentships based in the newly formed Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection.  The Studentships are fully funded by the University of Stirling in partnership with Children in Scotland, Social Work Scotland, NHS Forth Valley and The Aberlour Child Care Trust.

Closing date for applications is Fri 11th December.


The School of Applied Social Science is a large inter-disciplinary unit, combining teaching and research interests in Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology, Social Work, Dementia and Housing Studies.

We were given the highest possible ratings for Sociology and Social Work in the most recent teaching quality exercises. In addition we have very high levels of student satisfaction with 95 per cent of our undergraduate students recording satisfaction in the NSS 2011.

We are an ESRC recognised postgraduate research training centre, as part of the Scottish Graduate School.

We have sustained successful research record and in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 75% of our research was assessed as internationally excellent or world leading, with the top 24% of our work judged as world leading. Read more about the School’s research here.

The School is also home to a number of specialist centres including the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research (SCCJR),  WithScotland (formerly MARS and SCCPN) and the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC).


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